Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn to sing,
and you aren’t quite sure where to start.
Or you feel like some things about singing have always come naturally to you,
while others seem remain perpetually out of reach.
Maybe you took lessons and began developing some serious skill,
but then hit what feels like an endless plateau.
Maybe you’re even an accomplished singer,
but you suspect that it takes more effort than it should to produce your sound.
If so, you’ve come to the right place:
This is the comprehensive, interactive Vocal Fundamentals course you were hoping to find.
Vocal Fundamentals offers everything you need to begin exploring your singing voice and enjoy the process.
It covers all aspects of singing technique, introducing each skill with simple, accessible lessons and then coordinating them all together.
If you feel confident about some of your vocal skills and qualities but feel like you’re in a rut where others are concerned, you’ll find lessons and exercises targeting the specific areas you most want to improve.
No matter how experienced a vocalist you are, you’ll find resources that will help make your singing freer, more efficient, and less effortful.
Vocal Fundamentals is a self-study singing course that lets you set your own pace, explore within your own comfort zone, and get support when you need it.
Self-Study Plus Support
While one-on-one instruction has traditionally been the gold standard for vocal instruction, some aspects of singing are more effectively taught through other means; the most effective approach involves multiple modalities. Vocal anatomy, for example, is a lot easier to learn from a video or illustrated book than from a voice lesson – you can review the material as many times as you wish, and the delivery will be structured, presented, and supported far better than any description I could offer in a lesson.
This course employs a variety of learning modalities. The main lesson videos, along with downloads and supplementary media, cover concepts and exercises. Students can access individual support by posting comments and questions to individual lesson pages. You can also request an online session with me to work on a particular exercise or concept, provided you permit me to post an edited version of our session so that other students can also benefit from our work.
Twenty-Four Multimedia Lesson Modules
Vocal Fundamentals incorporates everything I have learned about vocal technique over twenty years of teaching and research. These twenty-four multimedia lesson modules are designed to provide an immersive, comprehensive introduction to singing for students of all levels of experience and musical interests. If you find a particular lesson difficult to understand or apply, you can request a one-on-one session with me to clarify things, or view lessons where other participants work on the topic in greater detail.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an accomplished performer, this course offers everything you need to learn the basics, expand your skills, troubleshoot specific issues, and achieve vocal stamina, flexibility and ease.
Who Is This Course For?
This course is for anyone who wants to improve their singing and is ready to commit to the process. It teaches technical principles and exercises that can be applied to any style of music, for singers at any level of experience.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sing, this course provides an immersive introduction to the fundamentals that you can engage at your own pace, in the privacy of your home. If you are a more advanced singer struggling with particular elements of technique, you'll find strategies for addressing them. And if you’re a highly experienced singer temporarily cut off from your usual resources due to the pandemic, this course will enable you to continue making progress and expanding on your skills so that when the crisis is behind us, you’ll emerge better than ever.
Claudia Friedlander, DMus
From the time I was dancing around the living room to an LP of the Wizard of Oz soundtrack, I longed to sing. But I was not what you would call a natural singer. As a child, my voice was loud and abrasive; as a young adult, I had difficulty singing in tune as well as limited range, and I concluded that I just didn't have the aptitude to sing well. But then two wonderful things happened. I engaged in a course of bodywork that helped me release chronic tensions that had been inhibiting my breathing and my vocal range, and I found a teacher who knew how to help me coordinate my newly liberated instrument.
It meant so much to me to be able to sing, after wanting it so much for so long, that I also became fascinated by the concepts and techniques that had helped me, as well as passionate about building on them. I have now been teaching singing for more than twenty years, helping others develop and coordinate their voices and learn to express themselves through song. Through cultivating my own voice and participating in my students’ exploration and successes, I have come to appreciate the power of singing to not only help us to grow musically but also to help us deepen our awareness and connection to one another and the world we live in, and to enjoy a more expressive, interesting, and impactful journey along the way.